Keeping families together

Families: Keeping families together

When a family in Harrow was made homeless the local council took action to find new places for the two children to live, but did not do the same for their mother.

A local law centre helped the family to take legal action against this decision, arguing that separating the children, one of whom is disabled, from their mother would breach their human right to private and family life. The family won the right to stay together after a judge ruled the council had failed to do a proper human rights assessment of their situation.

 

A homeless family won the right to live together, after their separation by a council was judged to be a breach of their human rights.

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